St. Louis Bridge Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and educating the bridge-playing community. SLBC's programs and activities are directly influenced by its members and governed by a Board of Directors.


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Phillip Alder Seminar - June 15 and 16

The St. Louis Bridge Center is delighted to welcome Phillip Alder for a three-part seminar Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Mr. Alder is a renowned educator, former NY Times bridge columnist, and current monthly contributor to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. Whether you play social or duplicate, each seminar will improve your game. Registration is encouraged for everyone – at any level of play – who plays bridge. We expect the seminar sessions to fill up quickly, so sign up early to hold a seat. Come with or without a partner. Note - We will have our regular Open games Saturday afternoon and evening, but WILL NOT have our 499er afternoon game.

The seminar topics for the two days are:

  • How to Defeat More Contracts (Friday, June 15, 2-4:30 pm)
  • Make Your Pre-empts Effective, and Theirs Ineffective (Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am - noon)
  • Double Your Bridge Fun with Doubles (Saturday, June 16, 1:00-3:30 pm)

For more information, or to register for some or all of the sessions, please click here.


HELP US RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT ALZHEIMER’S

The St. Louis Bridge Center has formed a team, as part of the ACBL and Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day Event, to raise funds for, and awareness of, Alzheimer’s disease. The full-day event will be Thursday, June 21, 2018. You can help us in this effort by:

  • Making a monetary donation. You can write a check payable to the Alzheimer’s Association and deliver it to the St. Louis Bridge Center, or click here.
  • Participating in our Silent Auction. To donate auction items, please contact Linda Powers at lindapowers1920@gmail.com.
  • Playing in games on Thursday, June 21, at the SLBC. Open and Novice Games at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • Buying Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Play with Four of Our Top Bridge Players
  • Doing All of the Above!

We want to thank the members of the St Louis Bridge Center for both their generous past support and their continued support of the Alzheimer’s Association. We hope that one day Alzheimer’s will be eradicated. - Linda Powers and Jane Ettelson co-chairs of the Longest Day.


It’s Your Chance to Win an Olympic Medal!

Seniors (50+) who play duplicate bridge are eligible once again to play in the Senior Olympics at the St. Louis Bridge Center.

Please plan to join us on Friday, May 25th at 2:30 pm (registration deadline has been extended to May 18th if duplicate bridge is your only event). Only $18 per player (if this is the only Olympic event you enter). Registration materials are available at SLBC, or you can click here to register online. Click here to read more.


SLBC is Now Participating in AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the St. Louis Bridge Center. There is no cost to you! Please use the following link to ensure SLBC gets credit for your purchases.

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Capital Campaign

To all of you who donated and helped us make our new location SO wonderful, thank you! We are working on our donor plaque. If you don’t want your name on it and prefer to remain anonymous, please let Linda Currier know or send us an email at: info@stlouisbridge.org.

For those of you who want to contribute, we would love your help to get us to our goal! Please click here to read about this campaign and it's importance to the future of SLBC. Please click here to download a Pledge Form. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today.


Photo of the Month

Chatting before the chat game.

See more photos by selecting the "Photo Gallery" link on the left.


Game / Training Announcements

SATURDAY INTERMEDIATE/NEWCOMER GAME - This game has been changed to 0-499 masterpoints.

NEW "SHORT" GAME - Beginning Monday, April 2, we are introducing an 18 board game that pays full masterpoints! The game will start at 2:00pm and will be at a discount rate of $8 for Members and $10 for Guests. Try it out!

GAMES FOR NEWCOMERS AND INTERMEDIATES - Are you new to bridge? Or perhaps you have been playing for awhile but are still developing your skills? At SLBC we have games for all levels of newer players! Click here to learn more.

CHAT GAMES - Click here to learn more about our Monday 10am Chat Games. This is the perfect opportunity for players with 0 - 20 Masterpoints. You can actually ask the Director for bidding or playing questions during the game.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SWISS TEAM GAMES - Remember that we have a regular game on the First Sunday of every month. It is a Swiss Team Game hosted by Phyllis at 1:00pm. NOTE: Check attached flyer for date/time changes. Click here to learn more.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON LIFE MASTER/NON-LIFE MASTER GAMES - Remember that we have a regular game on the Second Sunday of every month. It is a Life Master/Non-Life Master Game hosted by Phyllis at 1:00pm. NOTE: Check attached flyer for date/time changes. Click here to learn more.

EVENING GAME PROMOTION - All evening games are $2 less than day rates - now only $8 for Members and $10 for Guests.

BRIDGE IN A DAY! - Phyllis Siegel continues to add new Bridge-in-a-Day sessions due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from our students. This is a popular program designed by the ACBL to allow you the ability to learn to play the great game of bridge in just one day. For only $80 and one day of training you will be ready to begin playing bridge in our daily games. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.


Visiting Artist Series

We are honored to have an exhibit of photographs by Craig Shumate. Mr. Shumate, a local Kirkwood digital artist, has been creating photographs for over 50 years. Click here to learn more about Mr. Shumate's photographs. Click here to visit Mr. Shumate's website.

We are also honored to feature works by Les Moss. Mr. Moss has been interested in all aspects of art, and other forms of colorful expression and images since he was a child. Now retired and in his seventies his past work includes abstract and pointillism in mediums of oil and acrylic paints on canvas or wood, charcoal, pencil or oils paints for still life and nude figure drawings, brass wire sculptures, and stained glass transom windows. Having been privileged to spend thirteen years in Saudi Arabia, he has traveled all over the world, visiting the great museums, religious institutions, and daily life of a variety of peoples to absorb their cultures and works of art for his inspiration and interpretation to final product. No drab blues, greys or browns, Mr. Moss uses bright, vibrant, hot and cold colors using brush, pallet knives, charcoal, metal wire and stained glass.


Important Upcoming Events

  • April 13 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 14 - Club Membership Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 15 - Life Master/Non-Life Master Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awartd (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 15 - Unit Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 19 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 20 - ACBL Charity Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
  • April 23 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 25 - Local Charity Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
  • May 2 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 6 - Club Championship Swiss Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 8 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 10 - Club Membership Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 12 - Club Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 15 - Unit Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 18-20 - St. Charles Sectional. The Center will be closed in support of this Tournament.
  • May 22 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 24 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 25 - Senior Olympics Game at 2:00pm.
  • June 2 - World Wide Pairs Game at 1:00pm. Compete against players around the world. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Red/Black) with expert hand analysis booklet. $4.00 additional game fee.
  • June 3 - Club Membership Swiss Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 5 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • June 7 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • June 9 - Club Championship Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 10 - Life Master/Non-Life Master Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awartd (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 11 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • June 13 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 15 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • June 15 - Philip Alder Seminar. Afternoon Session
  • June 16 - Philip Alder Seminar. Morning and Afternoon Sessions
  • June 21 - Alzheimers Longest Day Charity Game at all day. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support charitable causes.
  • June 29 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 30 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • Check here for special announcements.

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    Zero Tolerance Policy

    Our Board of Directors strongly believe that all experiences at St. Louis Bridge Center should be positive and friendly. As such, we have addopted a "Zero Tolerance" Policy that is strictly enforced at all games. Click here to see the policy.


    The Common Game

    SLBC is affiliated with "The Common Game". This program allows players to compare scores among our club with those who have played the hand at clubs around the country. Separately, analysis of the bid and play of certain hands are provided each day. Click here to learn more.

    Click the link on the left "Results - Common Game" to view game results.


    Swing Players Needed

    This program is important to allow us to always guarantee a partner for players that show up without a partner. You can pick a day of the week, or certain days where you agree to come to a game and be a swing player if needed. If you play that day, you play for FREE. If you aren’t needed, you receive a FREE game pass for another day. So you are helping the Center AND earning a free game regardless of whether you play that day or not.


    Free Training Lessons

    We have a section on our website for local pros and teachers to publish bridge lessons for the benefit of our members. You can click on the link on the left to access these lessons. We encourage all local pros and teachers to consider submitting lessons for publishing on behalf of our members.

    St. Louis Bridge Center is dedicated to teaching and growing the game of bridge in the St. Louis community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced bridge members to share their knowledge.


    Game Scrip

    Remember to buy game scrip! They are available in packs of 10 for $100. Each scrip is redeemable for admission to any regularly priced game. We hope you find this a much more efficient way to pay for games.


    Gift Certificates

    These are perfect gifts for your bridge-playing friends & family. Gift certificates available for: memberships, games, and training programs. Please stop by the front desk to purchase.



    For questions or comments, email us at: info@stlouisbridge.org